Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, La Paz

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Experience an essential part of La Paz history at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, a Roman Catholic cathedral whose original construction dates back to the 17th century. Following a decision in the early 19th century to demolish the original and start again, construction began in 1835 on architect Manuel Sanahuja's neoclassical structure with Baroque elements. It took a full 90 years for the cathedral to open, and even then it remained incomplete until Pope John Paul II's visit in 1989--a full 150 years after its initial construction. Head to the interior to admire the many ornate chadeliers and intricately carved altar. Make Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz part of your personalized La Paz itinerary using our La Paz route website .
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  • August 21, 2017
    A great pleasure being in that place this very well-kept, maintained and protected; a taste to see that he has worried about maintaining these historical buildings, in the same plaza de armas is the Palace Government and a museum. A place that you should visit
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  • August 13, 2017
    The decor and artefacts here might not be as impressive as the San Francisco church, but the architecture is simply breathtaking. The vaulted ceilings and columns will take your breath away, plus, the...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    It is really surprising the size, it is big and very nice. It is opposite the main square and the Palace of Government.
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